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to ease terms on its multi-billion euro bailout loan. the irish prime minister has told eu officials that solving his country's debt crisis is his top priority. >> the eu commission president was in dublin on thursday for a meeting to coincide with ireland taking over the rotating presidency. he also praised the irish government's efforts to bring its debt down. >> the irish prime minister and his deputy are looking ahead to six months at the helm of europe. it is a chance to tout ireland as proof that the u.'s reforms for the debt crisis can work. >> economic growth was stronger than expected at the end of last year. the deficit is lower than predicted. >> the irish government itself is confident. it aims to use its experience to help the e you find a way out of the current crisis. >> obviously, the president and his team are very conscious of ireland's own recovery story. we will work very diligently and energetically in terms of our agenda. >> ireland's first task will be to forge compromise on the eu budget in february. other priorities are boosting growth and progress toward an
. the problem is, of course, that he has euro skeptics breathing down his neck in britain in his own party, and i think he is banking on germany and france in particular wanting very much to keep britain in the club, which, of course, they do, but i think he may be puckering too high. the german business community reacted in a very still a way to the threat of but leaving, saying that the german economy would be able to cope with that, though it would of course regret it. even more important, perhaps, the united states reacted very negatively. the relationship between britain and the united states has been the mainstay of british foreign policy for more than a century. yesterday, a member of the state department said that if britain were to leave the european union, that would seriously damage the special relationship between washington and london. >> thank you very much. >> to washington now where u.s. senator john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting d
. it was a mixed bag. the dax slightly ekes out a gain, about 2/10 of 1%. the euro stoxx 50 was lower. the dow jones industrial average is treading water at 13,509. the euro is dire 0-- higher. the german social democrats are hoping to turn around their falling support in opinion polls by announcing a plan to crack down on income tax evasion by higher earners. the party is planning to make the issue a top campaign topic in the national elections that are taking place letter -- later this year. >> they have been meeting and they and build that plant, which even some inside the party say will not raise -- been meeting and they unveiled that plan, which even some inside the party say will not raise support. >> the social democrat challenger for chancellor says this must stop. >> if the vast majority of german taxpayers feel as if they are the stupid ones for being honest about paying taxes, it begs the question how just is the system in this country. >> the social democrats are calling for a number of measures, including rescinding the licenses of banks accused of systematically helping tax dodge
republic, so the czech republic is investing some 100 million euros to install phase shifters on the german border. they regulate the current. then, when too much current surges over from germany, the chip grid can simply turn it off, even if that blows some fuses in germany. >> 2013 is a so-called super election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy campaign for the traditional parties. they face competition from a political newcomer. some austrian politicians are reminded of a time in the early 1990's when a man came from the far right and meddled with the traditional austrian political landscape. he died four years ago, and his party has since lost some of its significance, but some former supporters have now found a new political home with a new party. >> he who has the gold makes the rules -- that was the model used when introducing the party in the timber. he was born i
for the river and an island for the city. >> 1 trillion euros -- that's roughly how much the eu countries lose every year to tax evasion. brussels is not amused, not least because the euro crisis is far from over. now europe is looking f ways to more effectively track down and penalize tax dodgers. in italy, tax collecting is done by the finance police, the guardia de finanza. employees often used dubious methods when chasing down tax defaulters. the tax collectors work on commission. the more people they catch, the better for them. that is putting pressure on ordinary italians, especially sml and medium-ze cpani. >> it was a spectacular protest against italy's new tax laws. the owner of a small beach bar scaled the dome of st. peter's basilica in rome and stayed put for some 24 hours. when he climbed back down, he was greeted by a cheering crowd. [applause] >> i really hope this tax issue is resolved soon and our small businesses as well as the whole economy can pick up again, at least a little. >> the tax measures by italy's technocrat government under the prime minister are another weapon i
banking giant as it post more than 2 billion euros in quarterly losses. >> and tornadoes batter six u.s. states in the southeast of the country. >> syria has summoned the head of the united nations mission in israeli-occupied territory. the issue is an israeli air raid on what syrian officials say was a military research center near damascus. >> the arab league has also condemned the strike, but the actual target is still not exactly clear. some reports suggest a weapons convoy believe to be carrying russian-made anti-aircraft missiles from syria into lebanon. >> we will speak to an expert on the region later. first, this report. >> the israeli government has not issued any statement, but national papers are full of the news. u.s. officials say the raid targeted a weapons convoy headed for members of hezbollah, an ally of the syrian president. but the syrian government denied the existence of the vehicles, saying the israeli planes bombed a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are an
/dollar, 11.6236. euro/dollar, 1.3166. kind of where we were yesterday. asian markets in china and japan will be catching up on news on the u.s. fiscal cliff deal. we'll get december sales figures from japan's retailing. the owner of stores are set to release its q1 earnings today. samsung electronics is expected to post its q4 earnings guidance. that's all on the agenda in asia. but what investors are to do with what we've got so far this year? joining us now, nicholas. these are the classic risk off day yesterday. how do you categorize it and what it means for -- >> well, i mean, obviously, you know, i think it's important to be clear that this was a rally not based -- based not on what the deal did, but what the deal undid. clearly, the good news is that the u.s. americansfully avoided an even bigger fiscal issue. but, you know, i think clearly it shows how low we've actually sunk in the realm of investors expectations when the markets are actually rallying on essentially muddling through. and this is a well trodden path. it's a fairly familiar tale. and we've obviously seen it in the
. euro/dollar, we've traded between 1.30, 1.50, 1.32 the last couple of weeks. that's where we stand in europe. we have the latest out of asia. >>> thank you. a mixed day of trade finish asian borses. the nikkei snapped a two-day losing streak ending .7% higher. talk as the boj set to ease its monetary policy this month by boosting its asset purchase program. after a brief pause yesterday the yen weakened against the u.s. dollar again today fueling automakers and other exporter stocks. >>> elsewhere, the shanghai finished flat as investors remained cautious ahead of trade and cip data due out. reports that more property curves will be made itted to tame rising housing prices. agricultural stocks surged on expectations that beijing's urban growth plan will support food production. in hong kong, the hang seng rebounded half a percent from the lowest level in the week. mainly banks gained momentum after ubs upgraded icbc. concerns over q4 earnings sent the kospi lower by .3%. the fifth straight day of losses for south korean shares. i.t. stocks and development ralliers pushed higher .4%
markets in europe. perhaps we're seeing a special case of that in europe. >> do you expect the euro to remain weak for the rest of the year? >> i expect the eurozone crisis to remain weak. people will look carefully at special situations across europe. >> and best performer of 2013? >> it's impossible to tell. let's say the whole of the market. >> very diplomatic answer there. david simple sop, thank you very much for coming by. some hopeful signs there. straight ahead on the program, talking of hopeful signs, our next guest is at u.s. oil production not seen since the 50s. what does it mean? we'll explore that when we come back. . >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." these are your headlines. the bank of japan steps up its easing agenda under heavy government pressure, doubling its inflation target and promising open ended qe starting next year. >>> president obama lays out a vision for his second term in his innagul address. >>> and this is the face of the new mr. euro. earlier, we had a nine to one ratio of decliner toes advancers.inaugural. earlier, we had a nine to one rat
this morning been up to 89.35. euro/yen higher, stipulating around the 118 mark, as well. euro/dollar had big moves yesterday, posting with the spanish auction mr. draghi and the ecb coming out saying it was unanimous about no interest rate cuts whereas in the previous month there had been some discussion about that. euro/dollar, 11.3260. let's bring you up to speed with the asian trading session today as they wrap up the week. li sixuan joins us for the first time today. >> thanks, ross. japan was a clear outperformer after shinzo abe unveiled his massive stimulus plan. and the nikkei gained 1.4% today. just to put it into context, this index is up for the ninth straight week, its longest winning streak since late 1988. shares of stocks surged to nearly 5% after the operator of clothing chain unicore raised its full year guidance. but hotter than expected cpi data from china put new pressure on the shanghai deposit. there will be more curbs to taint housing prices. meanwhile, weakness in china's blue chips dropped the hang seng lower. but hsbc did lend some support after the bank said yester
yielding 1.5%. as far as currency markets, the euro/dollar at 1.3277. couldn't sustain it over 1.34. some comments saying the euro exchange rate is dangerously high. stepping down, as head of the euro group. they'll decide the success on january 21. dollar/yen, 87.88. and aussie dollar is over 1.0540. we'll bring you up to date with events in asia. we have more from singapore. >> sure, thank you. those asian markets finished in the red. the nikkei suffered its worst daily showing in eight months despite upbeat machinery orders data for november. a rebound in the yen fueled profit-taking in exporters. shares of al nippon airways slipped 1.6% today. and some boeing suppliers such as the battery maker gu uasa tumbled. the shanghai composite pulled back .7% after hitting a 7.5-month high yesterday. developers continued to lose ground after strong gains since q4 last year. this despite talk of delaying the property tax reform due to insufficient planning and law making. >>> in hong kong all eyes on the chief executive's maiden policy speech with a focus on measures to tackle the housing crisis
% of those surveyed would prefer the uk to leave the euro. >> i should have said leave the european union. britain can't leave that monetary issue. we'll have plenty more on the relationship between britain and europe. for now, we can look at the relationship with markets. the euro stoxx 6700 is down about 0.4% today. not a done of differentiation. the biggest gainer, interestingly, is monti paschi. some of the airlines are struggling, too, on the back of ryan air's results. now take a look at what's happening across the bourses. we're seeing somewhat again of a trading pattern here after the last several trading sessions where it's not consistent. we'll get those up for you just as soon as we can. today, it's down pretty much across the board. the ibex shedding 0.12%. the cac 400.15% the. the xetra dax is also down 0.1%. the ftse 1100, same thing. pretty consistent story across these indexes here. it's a big week for earnings, too. in the meantime, let's take a look at the bond wall. it's been interesting, actually, to see the lack of action, lack of attention markets have been paying he
for paris cac 40 about a quarter percent higher. the dollar and euro are maintaining up ward momentum. dollar/yen is currently at 89.80. euro yen is changing hands at 119.96. the currency touched the 116 yen level at one stage during this week. the yen is facing selling pressures due to strong expectations that the bank of japan will ease credit further. >>> a japan based free phone and messaging service called line is spreading fast. company officials say the number of users topped 100 million on friday. pretty exciteed. the service via smartphones is provided by nhn a subsidiary of a south korean i.t. firm in japan. senior nh officials and employees got together at the company's headquarters on friday to celebrate the milestone. the service started in june of 2011. it took on lie 19 no, sir reach that 100 million mark. that's faster than facebook. nh officials say more than 40 million users are here in japan but the service is also very popular in south korea, taiwan and middle eastern countries. companies and public institutions are using the service for advertising and public rela
the dollar. concern about the strength of the euro overall could be a threat. undercurrent to the u.s., which looks like to be a negative one. >> the big macro, everything out of japan, not so great. but the united states banking story, i think, is as you mentioned, carl, is it a real u.s. economy, what is the read on it. people are doing better. and this is a section that was terrifically performing in the s&p last year. and you could argue, wait a second, it's run ahead. but it's not selling off today. i thought people thought it would sell off. we're not getting that kind of judgment. >> a lot of up moves on the back of goldman sachs earnings. take a look at the financials. [ bell ringing ] >> taking a look at the open here. no surprise. oh, look, apple is higher by 1.9% in today's session. helping the nasdaq in an up trend. cutting apple to set to perform. a lot of the reasons we heard before, but apple will have bottomed, either yesterday, or today. calling the bottom in shares of apple. remember, on the way up, in september, they're worried about the impending pop on apple. making the m
policy response generally to the european union, the euro project, i should say. we have the euro group separately meeting. we have this little issue of cypress. in terms of gdp, it's little. politically, though, it could be much more significant. tie this altogether for us. how important is an essential change of power in germany to these continued effort to resolve the crisis in cypress or other member states? >> i think the key issue is that germany is a big importer from spain, italy and the periphery. if the german numbers weaken, we'll see that later in a periphery. >> especially through spain. >> ultimately, this is really an economic story. the periphery are a lagging indicator of what's going on in germany. my concern is sooner or later, these peripheral equity may start to be under pressure again. what are your positions on debt? >> i think at this stage we're still comfortable with the core. the reason, there's probably another risk off take his. whatever the reason behind it, it tends to protect the periphery, not the core. for example, france continues to perform very, very
equities at a five-year high, the euro rallying so prices being lifted by this different influences. melissa: thanks for coming on. we have another truth even if it is not what you want to hear. he made it sound good even though it is bad news. lori: anybody can understand behind the price target. that is a given. it makes it a little bit easier to digest. melissa: it still does not ease how much you're paying at the pump. facebook fourth-quarter peak district of the downgrades roll in. if the company's strategy working? lori: and the drugmakers, the big pharma names. stocks getting beaten down. and competition from generic. but there is still reason to be optimistic. next. . ... melissa: time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and our own nicole petallides. what have you got. >> i'm looking at a market here that has been somewhat mixed. nasdaq is managing to squeeze out gains the dow dropped below 13,900. some names names weighing on the dow, united health care, bank of america. market breadth actually as i look at it, a
numbers and determine how the u.s. economy is doing. euro/yen 104.7 to 50. >>> japanese workers may have a few more yen in their pockets if union leaders get their way. labor and business leaders are discussing a proposed wage hike. >> translator: a wage increase is a way to ending deflation. it's time for businesses to invest in human resources and not cut corners with workers earnings. >> koga asked for an increase of wages much 1%. he said raises based on seniority should continue. the leader of the business federation opposed the union's demand. he said labor leaders are ignoring the reality of today's business climate. >> translator: this year workers and managers need to share a sense of crisis. we need to have constructive discussion. it's critical for us to do so, to ensure businesses survive and grow. people need stable employment. >> he said the current economic situation leaves no room for raising wages across the board. he said struggling firms may be forced to postpone or even cut regular raises. >>> manufacturers have long been seen as leaders of japanese industry, but a ne
in early asian trading. dollar-yen at 88.80-84. the euro is also gaining against the yen. the european currency is now down at 117.74. that's going to do it for biz tonight. let's get a check now of the markets. >>> the eastern u.s. is seeing warm temperatures, but changes in the forecast. meteorologist robert spet that has the latest. >> yes, gene. all across the eastern seaboard we have just been seeing absolutely temperatures above average. it's all due to this frontal area here. ahead of it you are seeing this warm air come in from the south. that's really been raising up these temperatures. but, yeah, things are going to start to change, because as that pushes off there towards the east, bringing heavy rainfall towards the northeast, the western great lakes will see a mix of freezing rain across this region, very dangerous for driving. but behind it, see this cold front here? that is really what's going to be the big changer. this is already bringing some snowfall in this region, upwards of 15 centimeters across much of the dakotas is going to be expected. widespread winter storm
of the evidence we have euro yen quoted at 114.90. moving on to stocks. let's check on europe first where shares are open and trading at this hour. we're seeing them slightly lower as you can see there. investors a bit cautious ahead of the release of the u.s. jobs report for december which is due out later on friday. london's ftse 100 down a fraction. declines as well for frankfurt about .2%. paris market down about .4%. did see a mixed day for asia, though. tokyo's nikkei jumped to its highest level since march 2011. it was up, in fact, nearly 3% on the back of a weaker yen. japanese business leaders commented on the country's economic outlook for this year. >> translator: i believe the yen will continue to weaken for some time, and the real economy is likely to improve, at least through middle of this year. that includes a recovery in exports. >> translator: led by the united states, overseas economies are picking up strength, demand from outside japan is increasing steadily. the japanese economy is likely to follow a recovery path support in part by needs created by restoration projects in t
of japan would take further monetary easing measures. the yen came under pressure against the euro on friday, the currency rose to the 114 yen level. that's more than 14 yen higher than when the year started. analysts predict the yen's decline is likely to continue for some time. investors are now focusing their attention on what japan's central bank will do when it's policy making panel meets next month. now let's check on the stock markets in other parts of the world. european stocks are trading in a tight range, investors are keeping an eye on the ongoing u.s. budget talks. london's ftse 100 is trading at 5945. in frankfurt the dax is down about .4 percent at 7625. in paris the index there is down about.8% trading at 3644. earlier in the day asia stocks were higher almost across the board. today was the last trading day the year in many markets. south korean shares ended 0 high pressure 49% higher. mainland china stocks rose touching higher levels in more than six months. the hang seng closed at its peak for 2012. here in japan business leaders have urged prime minister shinzo a
are seeing a bit of strengthening right now. 88.79 for dollar/yen. euro/yen is looking at 118.55. >>> on to stocks, asian stocks mixed. nikkei down 0.4%. investors got a clearer picture of the boj's monetary policy. in terms of active trading at this time, european stocks looking to the downside right now. investors are cautious ahead of the release of bellwether u.s. corporate earnings on the day. london down a fraction. paris's cac 40 losing about 0.25% at this time. >>> shipment of flat screen televisions showed the steepest decline last month. they say 6.5 million units were shipped in 2012. that's down 67% from the year before. it was the second straight year-on-year decline. many japanese consumers bought flat screen tvs ahead of the switch over to digital broadcasting. sales have declined since then, leading to a drop if shipments. they say tv makers must develop new features or services to stimulate fresh demand. >>> that is going to wrap it up for biz tonight. let's check in now on the markets. >>> u.s. diplomats are trying to punish north korea for firing off a rocke
testing also fueled geo political concerns. the euro is strong at 119.46. >>> the japanese government has finalized a guideline for compiling next year's budget. it is designed to keep new bond issues to a minute mum. members of the cabinet and the council of economic and fiscal policy approved the plan. the proposal for the fiscal year that starts in april includes the government's latest economic stimulus. priority is put on cutting wasteful spending and also requires the budget to focus on two key areas, that's reconstruction work from the 2011 disaster and sectors with sustainable or promising growth. now the guidelines urge a 50% reduction in the primary balance deficit by fiscal 2015. that's aimed at clearing a milestone towards counter fiscal health. the governor will decide its draft budget on tuesday next week. >>> japan's ruling coalition parties have been talking about tax as the basis for the new budget. they have agreed to introduce a new tax break for supporting the poor when the consumption tax doubles in 2015. the agreement is part of a tax reform plan for fiscal 2013, whi
provided little market direction. dollar/yen at 88.29. we're seeing the euro is weaker against the yen. euyou're 0/yen at 117.79. >>> the labor union for japan's regional government workers is calling for the withdrawal of the central government's plan to reduce tax grants. the state government wants to cut local tax grants from fiscal 2013 starting this april. it's partly designed to slash regional government workers' wages by an average of 7.8%. the chairman of the all-japan precede tech furl and municipal workers union told reporters wednesday the plan is unacceptable. >> translator: this one-sided policy that the state is going to implement unilaterally has been drafted by skipping all the labor management negotiations. >> tokanaba said local governments are striving to cut workers to deal with the shortage of funds even though they're faced with more tasks in the their everyday work. he said they include social security issues and environmental protection measures. tokanaga added some municipalities have even pressed ahead with their own wage cuts. >>> that is going to do it for b
. >> thank you very much. what will it mean for the euro if the ecb cuts interest rates at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning? good morning. positioning for a cut? >> i'm positioning short. but i don't think they're going to cut this time around. there's so many reasons for the ecb to want to cut rates. i think we're looking at an actual cut three months out. german economic data has been pretty weak. i feel like that the position for euro wants to go to the downside. we saw poor german data, obviously the core of the european union. and the reason the ecb hasn't let the euro go. i think they're going to prep the markets next time for a cut. >> what are your levels? >> well, 131.20 was interesting. a level we tried to break through all fall. we finally got above it. now the market in the technicals should be support. it didn't hold the support. you want to go short the euro. >> are you a dollar bull overall? are you getting behind other trades on the basis that the greenback could go higher, higher interest rates in america? >> absolutely, simon. the dollar has this underlying bid ever since the fed
.6 billion in what is the budget of all the couple euros and the budget of all the baghdad euros to work? it is dwarfed by the pentagon message is pushing out, dwarfs -- c-span: do we know as americans, reading the american media or any video what actually has happened in iraq and afghanistan? >> guest: i think actually we do. the guys on the ground generally do a pretty good job and have done an amazing job in difficult circumstances to get the story and if you are reading "the new york times," "the washington post," "the new yorker," the times, "newsweek," "the wall street journal" you get a sense on not the editorial page but if you read their actual reporting you get a sense of what's going on there. c-span: what would you say to young person and again we talked about the earlier event, want to do what you have done? >> guest: buckle up. c-span: what does that mean? >> guest: i think -- it's funny when people talk about michael hastings and who's going to write the next dispatch? you can do that. he wrote about vietnam and the classic book that all war correspondents love and there's
their own wagon. this is negative for the euro and the confidence in the u.s. economy, and it is a cautionary tale that means people are flocking to real assets, which is gold. it is an important move. david: isn't everybody doing it? from the united states to the bank of england to the european community itself, everybody is printing money like crazy to buy treasuries, so why bother moving it if everybody is doing it? >> they're bringing it home. germany sees themselves as the only thing that is holding. david: they are the mainstay of the euro. >> they're saying if they have to break away, if they have to move apart, they're circling the wagons with their own gold to say we are able to take a stand here. they couldn't do it in the middle of the european crisis because that would have blown the whole thing up. now that it has calmed down a little bit, they are making preparations to be able to circle the wagons on their own front. liz: what is your call on it and the time limit that you have on that? >> i think over the next three months we can see gold get back into
the debt situation in europe. euro/yen 123.35-40. >>> british prime minister david cameron says authorities must use every means possible to fight terrorism. cameron traveled to algeria, the site of the hostage crisis earlier this month. he and prime minister abdelmalek sellal announced an agreement to tighten security. >> what i want to do is work with the algerian government and with other governments in the region to make sure that we do everything we can to combat terrorism in a way that is both tough and intelligent and uses everything we have at our disposal, which will make them safer and make us safer, make the world safer. >> the leaders met two weeks after the hostage siege. islamist militants attacked a gas complex in the sahara desert and took dozens captive. 37 foreigners were killed including 6 british citizens. cameron says british and algerian officials will cooperate in several areas including information gathering. his visit was the first by the leader of the country whose citizens died during the crisis. >>> participants in a u.n. disarmament conference voiced negative op
. in less than a minute, 50 pounds of truffles were exchanged for 30,000 euros-- about $40,000-- with no questions asked about where the truffles came from. >> [speaking french] >> there's a problem of confidentiality and secrecy. and that encourages a mafia-like attitude. >> michel tournayre, a third generation truffle farmer, says that local trufflers have been carjacked, beaten with baseball bats, and even killed. thieves came and stole his truffles, his trees, and, worse, his dogs. when they took your dogs, what did you do? >> [speaking french] >> i looked for them all over europe. i found a world i didn't know about. it's a world that's rotten to the core. >> did you find your dogs? >> never. >> never. [ticking] >> coming up, the impact of cheap chinese imports. >> if i went to china and took it out of the ground, it still wouldn't taste as good? >> no, no. it's like eating wood. >> that's ahead when 60 minutes on cnbc returns. [ticking] so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/
identified as 26 euro francisco gutierrez. he is from honduras and worked in construction. >> san francisco police have released surveillance video of the man accused of robbing ain that killing her doll. >> off the video shows the suspect police are looking for--killing her dog. >> the video shows a suspect police are looking for. >> the woman pulled her car over and leavenworth street in the tenderloin with a man came up and demanded money. >> after given the man her money, but muger grabbed the dog and through into the oncoming traffic. >> the man grabbed the dog after i had given him money held proxy over his head and threw her into oncoming traffic. she was on her side screaming and crying. her right eye was falling out. >> the woman believes the man killed her dog she did not have them in out of monehe amount of money was looking for. >> said of the police have named a suspect in monday's shooting dead. >> they say luiz hernandez shot and killed 36 euro christopher soriano. >> the 26 euro suspect is under arrest. >> police say he shot the victim perhaps because he thought the man was
in moscow. >> stocks rose today as the euro hit an 11-month high. investors took heart that europe's financial crisis may have eased. it is ironic as the situation improves, the real economic situation for many europeans its worst -- gets worse. the british economy shrunk more than expected. the belgian economy is just as bleak. throughout northern and southern europe the fear is losing your job. >> the fire has been burning for three months fell, who arming the striking workers. they are the latest victims of europe's economic crisis. say goodbye to the sprawling ford factory in eastern belgium. it is shutting down. with europe in recession, they are not selling enough vehicles. >> is a disaster for the region. 11,000 jobs were lost. we hope there are other jobs. >> i am feeling very insecure. i am feeling very insecure for the future. >> insecure and angry which is why the workers have impounded 7000 cars. it is a new bargaining chip in their negotiations. what is happening shows how the eurozone debt crisis is becoming an economic and social crisis across the whole of europe. th
euros on taxes. no one can shame me about how much taxes that i have been paying. i have certainly been done a lot for this count row and he outlines the people he employs that includes some vineyards and two restaurants and a number of other things. looking like he might accept that offer of russian nationality and leave the country. joe? >> jim bitterman in paris. thanks for that. a husband offers up a kidney so his wife would move up on the list to receive a kidney. cameras were following the real story on realtime. you will see the video, next. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeƑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart, i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differently. >>> her parents were told she wou
, things have slowed down so much there's been so much unemployment, 11.6% in the euro zone than it's having the opposite effect. we have to find a more dalan ba approach to how we go forward. europe has a disproportionate influence of this conversation. there is a conversation particularly vis-a-vis the united states as to how much is too much and how much austerity, how much in terms of cutting back is actually enough, christine? >> really nice to see you. when you run into indiana jones, he can have his hat back. nice to see you. >> how many bars are there over the world that have pictures of you in them? >> no, i turned 28 at a davos -- last year -- and it was one of the best birthdays ever. first time i ever ran into kings and bankers and princesses. it's really an interesting .01% of the global leaders. >> with the official public swearing inform the president all done, you know that, small matter over, the really big news of the day -- what was she wearing? look at that lovely red dress. this is not just a big story, it is epic. we'll have it coming up. but if you're looking
's socialist party are having second thoughts about the 75% tax on incomes over a million euros. joining us from washington, senior research fellow with the mercator center at george mason university. born and educated in paris, raised in normandy. welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me. stuart: we find it hard to believe french socialists are having second thoughts about a 75% tax which we thought they love the. are they missing gerard depardieu? >> i guess they are. we are not surprised that people are reacting so vibrantly to this punishing tax rate. i am always astounded that to realize lawmakers are actually surprised that taxpayers won't allow them to subject them to these punishing rates. stuart: i want to move to a second subject. i understand that the government in paris is actively moving against american corporations accusing them of non-payment for avoiding taxation. what are they doing and is that statement accurate? >> it is accurate but it is a typical french government response, reminds me of my 8-year-old, the dog ate my homework type of thing. this is a high ta
. a euro zone crisis that seemingly has no end, and u.s. budget deficit crisis that seemingly has no end. so on this new year, ladies and gentlemen, in new york, just celebrate the fact that you are up 2% on the european markets. >> okay. richard quest. >> i'm celebrating the fact that nothing else this fiscal cliff, two of the best financial minds, richard quest and christine romans singing. >> dow futures up 200 points. >> you will be singing more later. >>> moving on to other news. secretary of state clinton and her health. that close call. doctors say the blood clot could have been fatal, caused a stroke or led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners, should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea scene visiting her yesterday. >>> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class tomorrow this is for the very first time since the horrendous massacre three weeks ago. but the children won't be back at sandy hook in that building itself. they will attend an empty elementary school a couple of miles away. newtown and how
by employers were looking for those euros. the crowd funding legislation which will help young entrepreneurs get access to net capital and create jobs something i hope the sec will immediately come up with a rule so these people can start creating jobs and raising money. legislation to reform wall street. when i was the deciding vote to strengthen our country's financial system legislation to eliminate and owners 3% withholding tax, a tax that would affect government contractors. legislation to ensure that our fallen heroes received the dignity and respect they raised deserve at the arlington national cemetery and that is something now that is also fixed and many many other congressional actions that have made a difference not only in massachusetts but in this great country. these were all shared successes but i was proud to be part of each and every one of them. i have always said that in order to do our business as our country's leaders, we must do our work in a bipartisan bicameral manner to ensure that the actions taken by the congress benefit all americans, not just those of one politic
. >> does it matter? >> to me, it doesn't matter. >> it won't change what the 10 euro is doing anyway. >> no see. because the fed is involved. >> the has the why it's so hard as an investor, your typical benchmarks you use are no longer market determined. as a result, it's very ha hard -- everybody references those rates but those rates aren't market determined. i like to call fixed income is price fixed and no income. that's what you're dealing with as fixed income investor. >> thanks, doug. a little bit more from you. >> when we come back, in fact, lawmakers striking the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. setting up another fight in two months or less over the debt ceiling and sequestration measures that got pushed over the road. we have republican john barrasso with more and budget battle still to come. c'mon dad! i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy... instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot,
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